Africa

14.07.2015 PressTV

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.   Museveni arrived in the Burundian capital Bujumbura on Tuesday to revive stalled talks between President Nkurunziza-led Forces for the Defense of Democracy  (CNDD-FDD) party and opposition groups. The veteran Ugandan leader … »

29.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

While third-party certification systems for organic products are doing an excellent job at what they were designed for and have vastly increased the global market and awareness of organic products, Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) offer a complementary, low-cost, locally-based system of quality assurance, with a heavy emphasis on social control … »

05.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

South Sudanese kids deported from Israel in Uganda

South Sudanese kids deported from Israel in Uganda

“…To a large extend, the official state of Israel seems to have forgotten, in this sad moment of history, many of the moral commitments that underlay its foundation and its existence. But there is also something else in Israel that I believe is rather unique. Many people in Israel oppose … »

29.05.2015 Silvia Swinden

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Goodluck Jonathan signed the ban into law as one of his final acts as president before handing power over to Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn into office last Friday. “According to 2014 U.N. data, a quarter of Nigerian women have undergone FGM — the partial or total removal of … »

27.05.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Food Worries Widen in Mauritania

Human Wrongs Watch By Mamoudou Lamine Kane and Jennifer Lazuta* NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of Mauritanians are struggling to feed themselves as they fall victim to the effects of climate change. A chronically hungry country, Mauritania could see the availability of food … »

24.05.2015 Johannes Thengi Jiyane

South Africa’s ‘Operation Fiela’

South Africa’s ‘Operation Fiela’

Johannesburg: South Africa’s ‘Operation Fiela’, which means operation sweep, is indeed bearing fruit since it started operating, and there are positive results. The operation is made by army and police units where they patrol in the crime hot spots of Johannesburg. This operation follows the recent wave of xenophobia and … »

19.05.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

Faces of the struggle against homophobia and transphobia

At 17th of may, the International day against homophobia and transphobia, the LGBT activists Stosh Mugisha from Uganda, Alfonso Pantinsano from Germany and Kirill Kalugin from Russia met at the demonstration in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Stosh had to leave Uganda after a newspaper had published his name in … »

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